It's easy to let your eyes drift off what God's given you and find yourself fixated on someone else's lot. Surprisingly, God has a lot to say about this idea of contentment with your own lot in life. Have a good read of the book of Ecclesiastes. Chapter 5 verses 18-20 lays out how God's given you opportunities to scrape joy out of every corner your life. Another version puts it like this: 'It is good and fitting for one to eat and drink, and to enjoy... for it is his heritage' (NKJV).
But when you're struggling to get that contentment and basic happiness out of life, another person's life suddenly becomes much more appealing. One myth, the 'forever myth', tells you your own situation will never improve. Another, the 'never myth', says if things get any worse you'll never be able to handle them. Both are distortions. Contentment with your life comes from the hands of the God who deals out enough, for each person, for today.
So what now? Think over things in your life that you may take for granted: a great friend, listening to music, sports or the taste of your favourite meal. God has made them all for your appreciation, signs that He's with you. If you're going through some tough times, remember that they'll pass, and that God's with you all the way (Isaiah 41:10).
Soulfood : 2 Ki 16:1 - 18:16, Luke 17:20-37, Ps 115, Prov 8:1-3